The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has awarded the contract of the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha dam to a joint venture between Power China and Frontier Works Organisation (FWO), WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen (retired) Muzammil Hussain said on Wednesday. The move comes in the wake of a meeting presided over
The government on Wednesday allowed air transportation of Covid-19 infected bodies so as to bring back to the country the bodies of Pakistanis who died of the coronavirus abroad. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the purpose. The SOPs will come into immediate effect with instructions for all
Analysts believe that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) likely to further ease the key policy rate by 100 basis points in the upcoming announcement scheduled for May 15, 2020. Analysts Arif Habib Limited said that the monetary policy committee of SBP will convene on Friday (15th May 2020) to announce
The National Telecommunication & Information Technology Security Board (NTISB) has issued an advisory letter to government officials warning them about the hacking of WhatsApp via a simple verification SMS. The letter advises the government officials to ignore the code verification message unless it is triggered by the subscriber himself/herself. According to the
A Pakistani award-winning major of the UN Peacekeeping Force who is unable to return home from the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the coronavirus, remains unfazed by its challenges despite her daughter waiting for her return since April 6. Major Samia Rehman’s story was highlighted by the UN’s peacekeeping Twitter
As many as 27 government employees, including BPS-17 and BPS-20 officers, have been found to be benefitting from the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in Ghotki district. Sources relayed the beneficiaries, associated with education, health, agriculture, and population welfare departments, had been receiving the BISP stipend in names of their wives.
After launching Teleschool, the govt has decided to launch Radio School to mitigate the loss faced by the students due to the closure of educational institutions in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. This was announced by Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood while speaking on the floor of the National Assembly. Shafqat Mehmood
New Zealand reported zero new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the second day in a row without any new cases and the fourth day since early last week. Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said it was encouraging news as the country prepares to ease many of its lockdown restrictions from midnight. Most